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Firefighters attending a wildfire Environment

Key trends to watch during the next gas year

Global Gas Analytics highlights the essential events and forces at work in the global market over the coming gas year.

17 October 2018
UK and European flags in front of the European Commission Environment

EUA prices slide as Brexit talks falter

Concerns that the UK’s exit from the EU could leave a surplus of unallocated carbon allowances have seen EUA prices drop.

17 October 2018
LPG cylinders Environment

LPG offers low-carbon option for developed countries

The World LPG Association has argued that LPG could play a bigger role in transitioning developed countries to low-carbon energy sources.

3 October 2018
Turkish Lira bank notes Markets

Looming recession threatens Turkey’s gas sector

Turkey’s worsening currency crisis poses a significant threat to its economic growth prospects, which in turn will adversely impact investment in the country’s gas sector.

19 September 2018
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia Markets

Aramco IPO decision may slow economic reform

Saudi Arabia has decided to postpone the IPO of its national oil and gas company, a move that could be a result of political factors.

12 September 2018
Phases 6-8 of Iran’s South Pars project Markets

New US sanctions on Iran will heighten trade worries

Unilateral action by the US in its latest round of sanctions against Iran risks further straining relations with international trading partners.

8 August 2018
The Blue Corridor rally in 2012 Environment

EU Blue Corridors project to close

The initiative aimed to bolster LNG as a fuel for road transport, but seems to have stopped short of its destination.

6 June 2018
Cattenom nuclear power plant, Cattenom, France. Contributed

Europe – carbon pricing and the impact on gas

The outlook for carbon pricing and policy and the impact on gas and power in Europe is analysed in this contributed feature by Daniel Legg from Nexant

22 May 2018
The launch of China’s yuan-dominated crude oil futures contracts at the Shanghai International Energy Exchange Markets

Real-time trading to boost China’s power liberalisation

While the liberalisation of China’s power sector is still far off, efforts in energy trading are making important progress.

26 April 2018
Lippendorf lignite-fired power plant, Saxony, Germany. Environment

Germany’s energy transition and its gas outlook

German gas demand has been on the rise in recent years, but mid-term growth in the market will need the support of government policies.

23 April 2018
SDF fighting in Raqqa Upstream

Iran sanctions loom as Middle East conflict worsens

As tensions ratchet up over Syria and other pressure points, it looks more likely the US will attempt to reimpose sanctions on Iran.

18 April 2018
A cargo being loaded at the Sabine Pass plant in the US Markets

US-China trade dispute will not dent LNG exports

President Donald Trump’s threatened trade war with China looks unlikely to hit fossil fuel exports from the US to the energy-hungry Asian superpower.

11 April 2018
A nuclear power plant in France Environment

European carbon price floors and the effect on gas

Interfax hosted a seminar with Nexant on 28 March to discuss the outlook for carbon pricing in Europe. The discussion included debate on the future of coal, gas and power.

4 April 2018
Groningen gas field, the Netherlands Upstream

Risk of further cuts to Groningen production

The Dutch regulator has proposed further cuts of up to 50% in output at the Groningen field.

1 February 2018
The Republican National Convention, July 2016. Environment

Trump energy policy fails to derail gas

The president of the United States has loudly voiced his support for the coal industry, but his efforts have resulted in little success.

17 January 2018
A coal power station in the UK. Environment

UK fast-track coal phase-out may create market anomalies

The UK’s new standard on CO2 emissions is tougher than that proposed by the EU and could result in market distortions.

10 January 2018
Bonny Island LNG, Nigeria. Markets

Nigeria sets sights on greater gas utilisation

Nigeria’s LNG exports and domestic gas consumption will receive support from the government’s policy-based approach to greater commercialisation of the fuel.

22 December 2017
COP23 in Bonn. Environment

Cities set the pace on decarbonisation and air quality

Cities are increasingly finding themselves at the forefront of combating climate change as they work to improve their air quality.

15 November 2017
Interfax’s discussion with Norton Rose on the future of gas in the post-COP23 world. Environment

Carbon pricing under scrutiny as COP23 begins

Carbon pricing is struggling to deliver the decarbonisation needed for countries to meet their targets under the Paris agreement.

8 November 2017
Gas storage in Poland Markets

Poland – increasing gas diversity, within limits

While Poland will increase the volume and flexibility of its gas trade, it will struggle to achieve its goal of ending direct Russian imports.

23 October 2017

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